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10 Things You Should Know About Lou Gehrig’s Disease

By at April 15, 2011 | 1:00 pm | 0 Comment

10 Things You Should Know About Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Ten Things You Should Know About Lou Gehrig’s Disease By Emily Truesdell 1.  Lou Gehrig’s disease is actually a common nickname for the real title of the disease: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.  It was given the name Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famous baseball player died from the disease.  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis can be briefly explained by more...

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Fingernails? What Can They Tell You About Your Health?

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Fingernails? What Can They Tell You About Your Health?

Fingernails. A Picture of Health. by Nurse Angie, R.N. Have you ever considered how lucky we are to have fingernails?  Without those little bits of  hard keratin at the end of our fingers, there would be only fleshy pads that would make doing some things (like undoing a knot) almost impossible. Not only do they make our lives easier, but they are a guide to our more...

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10 Things You Should Know About Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke

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10 Things You Should Know About Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke

10 Things You Should Know About Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke by Sue Evans Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, following heart disease and cancer. Each year, over three quarters of a million people will suffer a stroke, and of that number, 134,000 will die.[1]  Stroke may also be referred to as a cerebrovascular accident, or CVA. 1.  more...

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10 Things You Should Know About Guillain–Barré Syndrome – GBS

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10 Things You Should Know About Guillain–Barré Syndrome – GBS

10 Things You Should Know About Guillain–Barré Syndrome (GBS) by Cailin Jackson                Guillain-Barré Syndrome is a disorder that occurs when the body's immune system attacks the nervous system (2). Here are 10 things you should know about Guillain-Barré Syndrome to aid in recognizing the signs and symptoms. 1.            Since more...

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10 Things You Should Know About Postpartum Depression

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10 Things You Should Know About Postpartum Depression

Ten Things You Should Know About Postpartum Depression By Andrea Posey, BSW, BSN student             Having a baby can be a joyous and exciting time in a mother’s life, but for many it can also bring on anxiety, sadness and depression.  Most women experience the “baby blues” at some point after childbirth, with symptoms that usually subside within a more...

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